How to have a great job interview

by fred 8. April 2010
The best interviews are conversations which means that you and the are interviewer actively engaged in a conversation and you connect through similar interests outside of the work place environment.  The biggest mistake that students and young professionals make during their interview is that they try to be too professional and are so nervous...View Full Post...

Military to Civilian Cover Letter Tips

by fred 26. March 2010

You have served America proudly but now it is time to rejoin the workforce. Finding a job that matches your needs can be challenging and when you find a job that sounds perfect for you, you must work hard to get your foot in the door.  When moving into a civilian position you will have to emphasize the abilities that you have acquired through...

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Nursing Resume Tips

by fred 23. March 2010

Though it is a true statement that nurses are in high demand nowadays, there are also many nurses looking for a job. When you submit your resume for a nursing position you are giving the hiring manager a first impression that you cannot take back.  If it looks amateurish and unprofessional then they may assume the same is true of you and...

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Do you really need to go to college to get a job?

by fred 16. March 2010

When you’re in school, you’re told that you will have to go to college to get a good job. You’re faced with College Prep classes, SAT’s and the laborious college selection process. It’s a long road, but in the end it will all be worth it”, right?


Well not in all cases. Lots of college graduates...

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How to write a cover letter for an engineering job

by fred 11. March 2010

When writing an engineer cover letter, it is essential to keep in mind that you do not have to come up with it is anything revolutionary, as it’s better to follow an outline that is similar to a traditional cover letter. Too many candidates try to do something out of the ordinary with their cover letter and they end up completely ruining...

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Job Search How To

by fred 2. March 2010

Looking for a job used to be a simple process. You would get your local paper, get to the classifieds section and look for job ads that would match your job profile and needs. While the arrival of the Net a decade ago took the job market to the next level by increasing the number of opportunities available to both job seekers and employers, this...

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How to Write an Effective KSA Statement

by fred 22. February 2010

Applying to a Government job is completely different than applying for any other type of job. When a Federal job opening is posted, they may ask candidates to submit a narrative statement known as a KSA in addition to a resume.


KSA stands for knowledge, skills, and abilities, and should be written in a personal, yet professional...

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Translating your military experience into civilian terms

by fred 15. February 2010

 

One of the most important factors of effective military conversion resume writing is the ability to turn your tasks, achievements and experience into something that civilians can understand. It does not matter how decorated you are as a veteran,...

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How to write a cover letter

by fred 8. February 2010

Your cover letter is your chance to make a good first impression with an employer and it is arguably more effective than your resume. Resumes are usually impersonal lists of experiences, education and accomplishments. Your cover letter allows you to tell a compelling story that provides a personal, relatable context for your resume....

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Executive Cover Letter Guide

by fred 3. February 2010

You may have prepared a cover letter before, but an executive cover letter needs something really special. It cannot be "a standard cover letter" that simply tells a prospective employer you want an interview because these types of jobs are in high demand, because there is a lot of competition, and you're going to have to stand out...

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